Dennis Ismael Méndez Chávez

Birthday: May 13

Pan y Vida School - 8th Grade


Dennis Méndez

I have been part of the Derek Group since 2019.  My siblings and I live with our father and mother, who both provide for our family.  Unfortunately my mother does not have a formal job.  She works seasonally in a factory, and the rest of the year she sells street food or tries to sell any variety of things.  As for my father, he does not have a formal job either.  He does odd jobs and he does not have a fixed income.  That’s the reason why they have trouble covering even the basics expenses.

I loved playing soccer until I had a brutal accident.  The ball left the field and in order to get the ball, I had to climb a wall.  When I got on the wall, the foundations did not hold, and the wall fell directly on my legs, crushing them.  Because of that accident, I had to undergo surgery twice and also had to use crutches for over a year.  That was probably the most difficult situation I have had to overcome in my life.  Still, I don’t let that stop me from continuing to assist the Derek Group.

I am friendly and sociable.  I have always been taught that I must seek to finish my studies, and I have always been motivated to become a professional.  For that reason I want to become a translator and tour guide in Guatemala. 

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